Jump to content


Photo

2010-2011 Champions League (R)


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

#1 twigg

twigg

    whiskey - fueled

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,041 posts
  • Location:Gundo
  • Interests:The game. It's history, it's personalities, it's rivalries.
  • Supports:Liverpool, Eintracht, Distillery

Posted 14 September 2010 - 01:37 PM

Matchday 1 finds me in a position I don't think I've ever been in... Pulling for Rangers.

Manchester United
vs
Rangers
Group C Old Trafford
2:45 PM ET

Benfica
vs
Haopel Tel Aviv
Group B da Luz
2:45 PM ET

Werder Bremen
vs
Tottenham Hotspur
Group A Weserstadion
2:45 PM ET

FC Twente
vs
Inter Milan
Group A De Grolsch Veste
2:45 PM ET

FC Copenhagen
vs
Rubin Kazan
Group D Parken Stadion
2:45 PM ET

Lyon
vs
FC Schalke 04
Group B Stade Gerland
2:45 PM ET

Barcelona
vs
Panathinaikos
Group D Camp Nou
2:45 PM ET

Bursaspor
vs
Valencia
Group C Bursa AtatŁrk


Let's go Copenhagen, let's go!
Coimhead fearg fhear na foighde. Beware the anger of a patient man, - Gaelic Proverb

Sam's Club

#2 jamesey

jamesey

    Dir. of Football Operations

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,991 posts
  • Location:Pasadena, CA
  • Supports:LA/USA

Posted 14 September 2010 - 01:41 PM

what a time to be unemployed! i get all 8 matches on directv

...ooooh ooooooooh we are the riot squad...


#3 romero03

romero03

    Player/Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4,756 posts
  • Supports:USMNT

Posted 14 September 2010 - 01:51 PM

what a time to be unemployed! i get all 8 matches on directv

It's a beautiful thing.

The sports mix on ch 480 is pretty sweet. All games on one channel.
Twitter

Dodgers, Lakers, Raiders, Galaxy, LA Kings, ASU, Notre Dame(football)
 

#4 dirtyboy

dirtyboy

    Player/Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,500 posts

Posted 14 September 2010 - 01:55 PM

Anyone have an English link for the Lyon v Shalke match?

#5 twigg

twigg

    whiskey - fueled

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,041 posts
  • Location:Gundo
  • Interests:The game. It's history, it's personalities, it's rivalries.
  • Supports:Liverpool, Eintracht, Distillery

Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:08 PM

Wow.

That break looked pretty horrific. The faces of the players around Valencia tell you all you need to know without seeing a replay.
Coimhead fearg fhear na foighde. Beware the anger of a patient man, - Gaelic Proverb

Sam's Club

#6 Chalky

Chalky

    Dir. of Football Operations

  • LARS Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,282 posts
  • Supports:Los Angeles Galaxy

Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:47 PM

I wish Tottenham could play 90 whole minutes. That would be nice.

#7 cesar

cesar

    Dir. of Football Operations

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,146 posts
  • Location:earth
  • Supports:Women

Posted 14 September 2010 - 11:20 PM

Wow.

That break looked pretty horrific. The faces of the players around Valencia tell you all you need to know without seeing a replay.

fracture and dislocation. Valencia looked at his leg and his expression is frightening.

#8 jamesey

jamesey

    Dir. of Football Operations

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,991 posts
  • Location:Pasadena, CA
  • Supports:LA/USA

Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:18 AM

Milan x Auxerre highlights

...ooooh ooooooooh we are the riot squad...


#9 stopper

stopper

    Player/Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,875 posts
  • Location:Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Interests:Besides soccer? Golf, Asian girls, grilling, swilling good beer, petite syrah
  • Supports:Galaxy, USA. Xolos

Posted 17 September 2010 - 06:44 PM

Barca is so beautiful

#10 ESCO

ESCO

    Player/Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4,062 posts
  • Supports:LAG | LFC

Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:40 PM

We got a big one today in Arsenal vs. Barcelona.

I'm reading this everywhere:

The marquee Wednesday match is unquestionably at the Emirates where the top team in Spanish - and perhaps global club football - will play Englandís number two. On paper it's one of the pairings of the round. Both sides play attacking, possession-oriented football that prizes smarts over physical prowess. Both have influential midfielders and deadly strikers, and both can switch off on defense because of their overwhelming offensive superiority.

But one team is expected to dominate the tie, and it isnít the Londoners.


Sadly I have to agree, that Barca midfield shreds anything in its path, and even though Wenger had last years match to learn from I don't think it's enough to stop Barcelona.

#11 9ronaldo9

9ronaldo9

    Player/Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,656 posts
  • Location:562
  • Supports:Garaxy

Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:45 PM

We got a big one today in Arsenal vs. Barcelona.

I'm reading this everywhere:



Sadly I have to agree, that Barca midfield shreds anything in its path, and even though Wenger had last years match to learn from I don't think it's enough to stop Barcelona.


I think it's even worse that they are so similar in holding possession. Barca is unbelievable when it comes to that. The best defense against barca is absorbing attacks and counter attacking. I don't think the arsenal D is strong enough. Should be a repeat of last year if not worse.
I wish my grass was emo...then it would cut itself.

#12 Catamount

Catamount

    Dir. of Football Operations

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,634 posts

Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

I think it's even worse that they are so similar in holding possession. Barca is unbelievable when it comes to that. The best defense against barca is absorbing attacks and counter attacking. I don't think the arsenal D is strong enough. Should be a repeat of last year if not worse.

I'm not sure I agree with this strategy. Doesn't seem to be working very well against Barca. I think very high, very hard pressure has been most effective and an attempt to immediately get the ball back or foul. Make Barca play between the defense and the midfield and keep them from playing between the midfield and the attack anywhere near the goal.

Make Barca play transition soccer. They aren't that fast so they can be tracked down if they get behind the defense and they have a long way to go. Otherwise you sit there and let them play faster and faster and faster until you simply can't keep up anymore. You might lose 7-0, but you also might just be able to get and keep possession a bit yourself.
:pint:

#13 Flybert

Flybert

    New Signing

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 57 posts

Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:54 AM

The Barcelona/Arsenal game was amazing. Even though Barcelona dominated possession you could see the potential for Arsenal to get some goals. It's too bad for Barca that Messi seemed off his game a little. I'm thinking that he's a little tired with the Copa del Rey going on and it showed in the second half especially. Even though both of these teams are my favorite to watch in Europe, I was pulling for Barcelona. I'm sure they'll get it back at Camp Nou.

#14 fredo9

fredo9

    Player/Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,319 posts
  • Location:Fullerton
  • Interests:The Beautiful Game & Ugly Tales
  • Supports:GALAXY!

Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:28 AM

I think Arsenal benefitted from having a more challenging run up to this game. Arsenal has had some emotionally taxing games which gave them more of an edge. Of course, if Messi converts on a couple of those great, great chances the Gunners are toast.
"That's life." -Bruce Arena

"There's no easy games in The MLS." -Robbie Keane


See You Later, My Friend!

#15 LOBO 13

LOBO 13

    Dir. of Football Operations

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,513 posts
  • Interests:Stuff
  • Supports:Creepers In Cardigans Soccer Club

Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

Nice win for Barca-lite yesterday, but I don't think a one goal aggregate lead going into the second leg is enough.

Barcelona will be without Pique, which does help Arsenal's cause... but I doubt think will see another "off" night from Barca in the second leg....

If you're not creepin', you're not trying...



 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users